WHAT IS THE BETHNAL GREEN BEER MILE?
Can’t be arsed with Shoreditch Bars? Fed up with the crowds at the Bermondsey Beer Mile? Bethnal Green - a hothouse of craft beer, great food and Lucha Libre - is the place to be.
This site is dedicated to Bethnal Green’s burgeoning craft beer scene - with Tap Rooms, Breweries and Bottle Shops popping up from Whitechapel to Globe Road and everywhere in between. There are plenty of places you can go for beer tastings in London, however we think Bethnal Green is one of the best places to indulge in a cheeky flight of fine craft beer. East London craft beer, we’ve got you covered.
Our East London pub crawl may be less structured than the Bermondsey Beer Mile, however it is in a far nicer part of town - walking distance from Victoria Park and London Fields, it’s the perfect place to be in the summer, and in the winter there are plenty of cosy bars, pubs, and clubs to hole up in. We have done the hard work for you so you can just get on with lapping up the finest pubs, bars, taprooms and beer gardens in Bethnal Green.
Bethnal Green is a stop east on the Central line from Liverpool Street and easily accessible from Shoreditch either walking or by Bus. It is also walking distance from Whitechapel and two stops west of Stratford on the Central Line. Basically, there is no excuse not to visit.
The “Mile” is centred around Cambridge Heath Road, with the clockwise starting point being The White Hart Brew Pub (a short walk from Whitechapel tube station), and the anti-clockwise starting point being The Florist Arms (a short walk from Bethnal Green tube station).
Hope you like our recommendations - you can bugger off to the Bermondsey Beer Mile if you don’t.
The White Hart Brew Pub
Once an east end boozer now a gastro brew pub owned by the One Mile End brewery. They brew on site in the cellar and have a great range of beers including a tidy blood orange wheat double IPA.
Mechanic Brewery & Taproom
A great little micro-brewery in a hidden corner of Bethnal Green with some pleasantly intriguing beers.
Taproom with a good selection of local and low- or no-alcohol beers. Shuffleboard, outdoor space, and screens for football.
BOXCAR Brewery & Taproom
Bethnal Green based brewery and taproom with an ever-changing selection of both craft beers and modern interpretations of classic beers.
- Sun-We Closed, Th-Fr 5pm-11pm, Sa 12pm-11pm
- Unit 1 Birkbeck St, London E2 6JY
Old Street Brewery & Taproom
Really good creative beers brewed on site and served straight from the tank. If you visit during the week you can even watch them brewing. They also have decent guest beers.
Renegade Urban Winery and Bar
Whilst not a beer purveyor, Renegade is East London’s premier urban winery and well deserves inclusion on the BGBM. Made right here in Bethnal Green, the wine ain’t half bad and the atmosphere’s good too.
Now a London institution. You know the drill, loads of decent and often intriguing beers on tap and an even bigger selection in the fridge with some truly exclusive options for the connoisseur. Friendly, knowledgeable staff, always a decent crowd and sometimes street food outside.
Nice little Victorian pub with a decent selection of real ales and craft beer. Also offer an exceptional pie and mash menu.